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Boots Aspirin Extra Tablets
Information for the user
Aspirin Extra Tablets
(Aspirin, Caffeine, Paracetamol)
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Aspirin and Paracetamol, which belong to a group of medicines called analgesics, which act to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. Caffeine helps to increase the pain relief.
It can be used to treat mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pains, relief of the symptoms of sprains, strains, rheumatic pain, sciatica, lumbago, fibrositis, muscular aches and pains, joint swelling and stiffness. It can also be used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu and reduce a fever.
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged 16 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
Other important information
Do not drink alcohol (wine, beers, spirits) whilst taking this medicine.
There is a possible association between aspirin and Reye’s syndrome when given to children. Reye’s syndrome is a very rare disease, which can be fatal. For this reason aspirin should not be given to children under the age of 16 years unless on the advice of a doctor.
If you take other medicines
This medicine contains paracetamol and aspirin.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine.
Before you take these tablets, make sure that you tell your pharmacist about ANY other medicines you might be using at the same time, particularly the following:
If you are unsure about interactions with any other medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
How to take this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet.
For adults and children 16 years and over:
Do not take more often than every 4 hours.
Swallow each tablet with water.
Do not give to children under 16 years, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take more medicine than the table tells you to.
If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor at once if you take too much of this medicine even if you feel well. This is because too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage. Go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you get any of these side effects, stop taking this medicine. See a doctor at once:
If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.
After this date return any unused product to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal.
What is in this medicine
Each tablet contains Aspirin 300 mg, Caffeine 45 mg, Paracetamol 200 mg, which are the active ingredients.
As well as the active ingredients, the tablets also contain maize starch, methyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sorbitol (E420), sodium laurilsulfate, hydrogenated cotton seed oil.
The pack contains 16 tablets.
Who makes this medicine
by the Marketing Authorisation holder
Leaflet prepared November 2015
If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact
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